Chocolate Blueberry Cupcake
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Chocolate and Blueberry Cupcake Sandwich

Delicious cream cheese frosting on the inside and out.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cupcakes, Cupcakes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Cook time assumes 5 batches are made; per batch time 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 25 (Makes about 55 cupcakes)
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 3-1/3 cups flour
  • 1-1/3 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups butter 3 sticks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water

For the Frosting:*

  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • * Depending on how much frosting is added to each cupcake sandwich, the frosting amounts may need to be doubled or tripled

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cocoa, vanilla, milk, eggs, and butter. Beat with a mixer for 3 minutes. 
  • To the bowl, add blueberries and using a large sturdy spoon, stir them into the mixture. 
  • Line the cupcake pans with paper liners.  
  • Add batter into the cupcake liners (3/4's full). 
  • Bake in a preheated oven until a wooden toothpick comes out clean (for about 20 to 25 minutes)This recipe yields about 55 cupcakes so they need to be baked in batches.  
  • When the cupcake pans are cool enough to handle, transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack.  Let the cupcakes cool before adding the filling and frosting.

For the Filling:

  • Heat a pan on low to medium heat and add blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and water. 
  • Stir the blueberry mixture until it thickens to the consistency of jam. Set aside to cool.

For the Frosting:

  • To a large mixing bowl, add butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar.  Beat until smooth (about 3 or 4 minutes).

For the Cupcake Sandwiches:

  • Remove the paper liners from the cupcakes. 
  • Then cut the cupcakes in half from side to side. 
  • Spread frosting on the top of each half. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon blueberry filling on top of the frosting on each halved cupcake.
  • Turn the top half upside down and set it on top of the bottom half to make a sandwich. 
  • Top with frosting and serve.